Even as the World Health Organization released new guidelines early this year and countries including Uganda adopted new drugs which take a shorter duration, Adakun says some patients have already started resisting them whereby at Mulago alone, five patients have so far resisted the new drugs.
Dr Kedrace Turyagenda, the Director of Education Standards is of the view that to minimize situations where COVID-19 might be imported from different communities into schools, parents should enrol their children in schools within their current communities.
However, Soroti County MP Kenneth Esiangu questioned why the government was in the rush to open schools at a time when the country is registering high numbers of COVID-19 cases yet the schools had been closed before a single case was registered.
According to the Electoral Commission Schedule, aspirants from Kyebando Central were due for nomination today, Wednesday. However, the commission had a backlog from Tuesday, which had to be cleared, before starting on a new group.
According to Odoi, Rukutana polled 25310 votes (46.27 %) beating his closest rival, Naome Kabasharira who garnered 25290 votes (46.23%). Bob Nahabwe came third with 2270 votes followed by Nicholas Niwahereza with 1229 votes, Norman Beigana Kashereka 350 votes and Elia Bwagara Mwesigwa 256 votes.
Export of fresh foods was the most affected as the aviation sector was closed down before a handful of cargo planes started operating at Entebbe and Jomo Kenyatta International Airports. However, dry commodities like coffee and gold continued thriving.
The Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi however said that for those aspirants who changed names before the 26th March 2015 through a statutory declaration or affidavit, the presentation of a sworn affidavit shall be valid for nominations by the Electoral Commission.
While addressing water related organizations operating in Wakiso district on Tuesday, Kuruhira expressed dismay over the community’s construction of pit latrines on tiny pieces of land which finally get filled up and they fail to find others places to dig new ones. He insists that if pit latrines must be constructed in Wakiso, they should be those ones which are used to turn wastes into biogas and the residue to taken to gardens as fertilizers.
Pamela Akello, a site Agronomist at the irrigation scheme acknowledges the challenges faced by the farmers, saying it had a devastating effect on the projected sale of crops after harvest in the last season.
The Minister of State for Energy Sarah Opendi has raised "a matter of national importance" in Parliament., saying the nesting of Marabou Storks could be hazardous and could bring about zoonotic diseases that people don’t know
Voter education usually takes place before the start of the election cycle, to purposely assist the election administration in its task of delivering a free, fair, efficient and cost-effective election. It encompasses the basic voter information that every voter must have in order to arrive prepared at the voting station and vote on the dedicated polling days.
Currently, the food supplements being distributed to malnourished children and expectant mothers in Karamoja sub region as well as in refugee settlements are imported from Rwanda and Pakistan, and therefore the agency meets high costs; prompting UN Resident Coordinator Rosa Malango to push for locally manufactured supplements.
Mayanja’s request comes a day after NUP’s preferred candidate, Latif Ssebagala Ssengendo declared his decision to step down from the lord mayor’s race citing conflicting interests in the party and for the good of the wider opposition forces.
The government announced two months ago that it was setting aside a revolving fund with 22 billion Shillings to support teachers whose livelihoods were disrupted when schools were closed in March. The money was channelled through the Microfinance Support Centre.
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) on Wednesday told the committee that M/S Nalongo Estates, a company owned by Kampala Businessman Sarah Kizito is holding the land for the project to pending a Memorandum of Understanding with KCCA.